Guest Post: Motorola XOOM, the Android Tablet You’ve Been Waiting For
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The XOOM is Motorola’s impressive entry into the world of touchscreen tablets. It has instantly proven to be a legitimate contender in the tablet marketplace. While there have been a handful of Android tablets released so far, the Motorola XOOM is the flagship Android Honeycomb (3.0) tablet. Earlier Android tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, were limited by the modified versions of Android that were originally intended solely for smartphone use. Plus, the XOOM is one of the first devices in the new wave of dual core tablets, alongside the BlackBerry PlayBook and the iPad 2.
With a 10.1″ screen, the XOOM is at the larger end of the tablet size spectrum. It features a WXGA (1280×800) resolution with 150 pixels per inch. With Android Honeycomb on board, the XOOM also features what has been termed a “holographic multi-finger user interface” offering a 3D experience where users can swipe between homescreens and zoom in on wallpapers and widgets.
While the size may make the XOOM seemingly less portable than smaller 7″ devices, it is ideally suited for web browsing and video viewing, especially with its HD video playback capabilities. Additionally, the 5.0 megapixel camera on the Motorola XOOM supports recording 720p HD videos while the front-facing 2.0 megapixel camera enables video calling.
As for Android tablet Google apps, the XOOM is one of the first devices to fully feature Google Maps 5.0, which offers a 3D interaction experience and offline reliability. Also, YouTube is fully supported with the added bonus of an HDMI port, allowing you to play and share HD videos through your home TV. Furthermore, the XOOM includes 32GB of storage for music and video content and comes with Movie Studio video editing software.
Conclusion: As a dual core Android tablet with 4G support, the XOOM easily outperforms all of its current Android rivals. As the first tablet to come with Android Honeycomb, the XOOM is the device all Android enthusiasts have been waiting for and will be a worthy competitor to the iPad2.